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MacBook shipments to reach 15 million units in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 17, 15:32

Apple's MacBook shipments are expected to grow 10% on year to reach 15 million units in 2017 due to new MacBook Pro products. Related supply chain players including Quanta Computer, Shin Zu Shing (SZS), Auras and Wistron are expected to benefit from increased orders, according to a Chinese-language...

Acer, Asustek see notebook sales rising in Russia, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 17, 14:49

Acer and Asustek Computer saw their notebook sales in Russia grow strongly in the second half of 2016 thanks to an economic recovery triggered by rising oil prices, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders

Jan 17, 13:58

Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size motherboard and graphics card design, manufacturing and services for its system integrator clients to its subsidiary ASRock...

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.

Compal negotiating to sell LCFC stake to Lenovo, says president

Jan 16, 11:01

Compal Electronics is negotiating with Lenovo to sell its 49% stake in LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology, a joint-venture notebook maker established by the two companies in 2011, according to Compal president Ray Chen.

BYD wins price negotiation priority for 2017 Asustek notebooks

Jan 13, 11:31

Asustek Computer for the first time adopted online bidding for requests for quotations (RFQ) for notebooks to be launched in 2017, and China-based OEM BYD has won the first right for price negotiation, followed by Taiwan-based Pegatron Technology, Compal Electronics and Quanta Computer, according to...

Microsoft lowers 2017 Windows 10 licensing rates for low-cost notebooks

Jan 12, 21:09

Microsoft has settled with notebook vendors on Windows 10 licensing rates for models to be launched in 2017, with costs for under 14.1-inch low-cost models lowered from 2016, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

PC market stabilizes with solid 4Q16 shipments despite component shortages, says IDC

Jan 12, 14:36

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 70.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, posting an on-year decline of 1.5%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. The results continued the recent trend of stabilizing...

MSI pushing new gaming products in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 11:30

Micro-Star International (MSI) has released a total of 25 new VR-supported gaming motherboards targeting the mid-range to high-end sector and 21 new VR-ready mid-range to high-end gaming notebooks for early 2017, and is looking to expand its presence in the gaming industry by releasing multiple models...

Quanta sees growth in December revenues; Acer suffers drops

Jan 11, 15:57

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$104.97 billion (US$3.28 billion) for December, the company's second highest record with on-month growth of 13.42% and on-year growth of 7.78%. The company's consolidated revenues for 2016 were only NT$894 billion, down 11.25% on year.

Enterprise wearable market to soon see shift to body-worn devices, says ABI Research

Jan 10, 15:52

The enterprise wearable market is experiencing a shift from wrist-worn devices to body- and head-worn wearables. ABI Research forecasts enterprise wearable shipments will grow from 30 million shipments in 2016 to nearly 147 million in 2021 with wrist-worn wearable shipments projected to triple by 2021...

Gigabyte reports revenues for December 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:39

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.731 billion (US$116.84 million) for December 2016, representing a 18.5% drop on month and 3.04% drop on year.

MSI reports revenues for December 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:36

Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.419 billion (US$263.65 million) for December 2016, representing a 3.66% drop on month and 9.7% increase on year.

Asustek sees better-than-expected 4Q16 revenue growth

Jan 9, 21:25

Asustek's fourth-quarter revenues reached NT$117.23 billion (US$3.66 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 9.1% from a quarter ago and better than the company's original expectation thanks to mass shipments of its ZenFone 3 series smartphones. However, the company's revenues are expected to drop...

Acer showcases MR head-mounted device at CES

Jan 9, 11:31

Acer exhibited a MR (mixed reality) head-mounted display device developed through cooperation with Microsoft at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, according to Acer.

HTC unveils Vive Tracker to expand VR experience

Jan 6, 14:08

HTC has announced a new tracking module, dubbed the Vive Tracker, at the ongoing CES. The Tracker allows developers to turn all kinds of real-world objects into controllers for virtual reality experiences, the company said.

The Vive Tracker

Rugged computer maker Getac reports strong sales for December

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 11:27

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.077 billion (US$64.9 million) for December, rising 1.62% on month and 16.18% on year.

Intel kicks off CES 2017 with VR, automated driving, 5G news

Jan 6, 11:20

Intel kicked off CES 2017 with announcements concerning automated driving, 5G technologies and virtual reality - or the more advanced merged reality.

Digitimes Research: All-in-one PC shipments drop 4.8% in 2016

Jan 5, 11:53

With demand for all-in-one PCs from the consumer sector continuing dropping, Digitimes Research estimates shipments decreased 4.8% on year to reach around 12 million units in 2016, and the volume in 2017 is expected to stay flat.

Taiwan market: Senao launches online sales services

Jan 4, 11:16

Electronic device retail chain Senao International has launched online sales services and begun O2O integrated retail operation.

Senao O2O services

Quanta to make next-generation Apple Watch, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 3, 13:58

Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation Apple Watch in the third quarter and the wearable device will be manufactured by Quanta Computer and features better performance and longer battery life, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market...

Microsoft new Surface Pro set for 1Q17 launch; to boost Pegatron performance, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 30, 14:50

Microsoft is planning to launch its new Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 in the first quarter of 2017 which will feature an Ultra HD display and magnetic charging stylus, with Pegatron Technology to manufacture the device, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Shipments of Surface Studio better than expected in 4Q16, say Taiwan makers

Dec 28, 16:07

Global shipments of Microsoft's top-end Surface Studio all-in-one PC during the fourth quarter were originally estimated at 15,000 units mainly because its prices of US$2,999, US$3,499 and US$4,199 are much higher than other AIO PCs', but actually may reach 30,000 units based on orders, and Microsoft...

HTC expected to unveil HTC Vive 2 at CES 2017, says report

Dec 28, 14:01

HTC is likely to unveil its second-generation VR device, the HTC Vive 2, at the upcoming CES 2017 to be held in Las Vegas from January 1-5, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Asustek, Gigabyte restructing poorly performing businesses

Dec 27, 14:10

As the mobile device market is no long seeing strong growth, Asustek Computer has been reorganizing its loss-making tablet business since the first half of 2016, while Gigabyte Technology is also planning to adjust operations for some of its poorly-performing subsidiaries such as Gigabyte Communications,...

Foxconn appoints CMO, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37

Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Huawei Technologies chooses Pegatron, Quanta as notebook ODMs in 2017

Dec 23, 11:33

Huawei Technologies will launch a 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch clamshell notebook in 2017 and has selected Taiwan-based Pegatron and Quanta Computer as ODMs, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Kingwaytek Technology launches 4G-based in-car IoV device

Dec 23, 11:16

Digital map provider Kingwaytek Technology on December 22 launched an in-car IoV (Internet of Vehicles) device based on 4G in the Taiwan market. The device features navigation functions, cloud-based telematics and driving-related software.

A 4G-based connected IoV device developed by Kingwaytek Technology

Lenovo to downsize scale in Brazil, says report

Dec 22, 15:54

Lenovo will reduce its scale to decrease overall operating costs in Brazil, mainly through downsizing personnel by 84% from 8,000 employees currently to 800, and reducing total floor area at a factory to be set up in Sao Paulo State, southeastern Brazil, by 50%, according to tech.sino.com.

Robot products may not enjoy demand as expected in 2017, says market watchers

Dec 22, 12:33

Although many vendors have already entered into the robot market and released products aiming for 2017, some market watchers are pessimistic about their demand as these products are not essential to consumers and limitations over their usages and technologies still require more times to be fully con...

Dell leads in Windows Hello biometric security solutions, say Taiwan makers

Dec 21, 16:02

Among vendors of business-use notebooks, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrid models, Dell has leadership in adopting Windows Hello, Microsoft's new biometric security system built into Windows 10 that supports fingerprint, facial or iris recognition solutions matched with a dual-lens camera, and is expected...

Acer recognizes intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion

Dec 21, 11:24

Acer on December 20 announced the recognition of intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion (US$199 million), equivalent to net loss per share NT$2.06, for 2016 in accordance with IAS (International Accounting Standard) 36.

AR/VR headsets to grow at 5-year CAGR of 108.3%, says IDC

Dec 19, 11:01

Worldwide augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset shipments are expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 108.3% over 2015-2020 forecast period, reaching 76 million units by 2020, according to IDC. The more affordable VR devices will continue to lead the market in terms...

Global VR device shipments to reach 2.91 million units in 2016, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Dec 16, 10:48

Global shipments of VR devices (excluding mobile VR devices) are likely to reach 2.91 million units in 2016 and grow by 75% to 5.1 million in 2017, according to TrendForce. Sony will be the top vendor in terms of shipments, followed by Oculus and HTC.

China e-sports industry entering golden age, says IDC

Dec 15, 16:15

China's e-sports games revenues are expected to exceed CNY50 billion (US$7.3 billion) for 2016, up more than 50% from 2015 thanks to the increasing popularity of tournaments as more organizers and players jump on the bandwagon, according to IDC 2016 China E-sports Industry Review and Outlook.

Digitimes Research: Top notebook vendors and ODMs see combined shipments increase in November

Dec 15, 15:33

The worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 8% on month in November, while the top-3 ODMs' notebook shipments increased 10% thanks to rising sales from North America during Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions. Demand for Apple's new MacBook products has also been rising...

TGS 2017 to begin on January 19 with VR spotlight, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 21:55

Taipei Game Show (TGS) 2017 will be hosted from January 19-24, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan and virtual reality (VR) software and hardware are expected to be under the spotlight at the show, while many Taiwan-based game designers will also participate, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times...

India currency reform having mix influence on Taiwan IT players, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 15:22

India's recent currency reform reportedly has made local consumers become less willing to make purchase and has impacted smartphone sales in the country; however, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, which have plants in India, are only seeing limited impact since their manufacturing in the country...

Over 2 million VR headsets to ship in 2016, says Canalys

Newswatch - Dec 14, 15:16

Global VR (virtual reality) headset shipments are expected to exceed two million units in 2016 and to grow to 20 million by 2020, according to Canalys.

MSI sees on-month drop in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 13, 21:59

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.74 billion (US$273.59 million) for November 2016, representing a 6.85% drop on month but a 1.66% increase on year.

Asustek sees strong on-month revenue growth in November

Stockwatch - Dec 13, 21:58

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.73 billion (US$1.53 billion) for November 2016, representing a 27.21% increase on month but a 2.82% drop on year.

PC upstream suppliers conservative about Microsoft pushing MR ecosystem

Dec 13, 15:03

Microsoft has recently announced a plan to partner with PC brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and 3Glasses to push an ecosystem for mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) applications in 2017; however, some upstream suppliers are conservative about...

Coretronic ships 4.89 million energy-saving devices in November

Dec 12, 10:18

Coretronic shipped 4.89 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units, LCD display modules, lighting modules and touch modules, in November, flat on month, and 52.4 million units in January-November, slipping 22% on year, according to the company.

Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron post mixed November revenues growth

Dec 12, 10:17

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics saw its November consolidated revenues of NT$480.672 billion (US$15.1 billion) increase 1.85% on month but decrease 7.12% on year, while ODM Pegatron had those of NT$125.846 billion, dropping 16.55% on month but growing 3.69% on year, according to the companies.

Inventec to close AIO PC subsidiary TPV-Inventa in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 9, 16:07

Inventec reportedly is shutting down its all-in-one (AIO) PC subsidiary TPV-Inventa in 2017 and is planning to lay off about 50 employees in the upcoming week, leaving around 20 workers to finish off the subsidiary's final commitments in finance and sales, according to a Chinese-language Apple...

Acer revenues drop 2.8% on year in November

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:42

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.725 billion (US$714.35 million) for November 2016, representing a 13.07% increase on month and 2.8% drop on year.

ECS revenues flat on year in November

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:34

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.845 billion (US$89.43 million) for November 2016, representing a 30.65% increase on month and 0.49% drop on year.

WinHEC 2016: Microsoft empowers new development opportunities in mixed reality, gaming and cellular PCs

Dec 9, 14:38

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft has announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft, was joined on stage in Shenzhen by Navin Shenoy,...

Inventec revenues increase in November

Dec 9, 14:11

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$37.64 billion (US$1.18 billion) for November, up by 1.59% on month and 3.59% on year. The company's consolidated revenues for the first 11 months in 2016 were NT$390.04 billion, up 9.28% on year.

Synnex Technology November revenues up on month, down on year

Dec 7, 14:00

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on December 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.755 billion (US$967 million) for November, growing 9.77% on month but inching down 0.98% on year.

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